Findings on happiness in Breslin et al. (2013): study GB 2009

Author(s)Breslin, G.; Donnelly, P.; Nevill, A.M.
TitleSocio-Demographic and Behavioural Differences ans Associations with Happiness for Those Who Are in Good and Poor Health.
SourceInternational Journal of Happiness and Development, 2013, Vol. 1, 142 - 154
Public16+ aged general public Northern Ireland, 2009
Last assesment2010
Survey nameNot available
 Sports and Physical Activities Survey (SAPAS)
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =4663
Non Response45,4%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Labels of scale ends not reported 1. Least happy score 2 3 - - 10. Most happy score
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication146-147
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Access to a carshow  Car
Five portions of fruits and vegetables or more per dayshow  Healthy eating
Five portions of fruits and vegetables or more per dayshow  What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs divorced
Marital statusshow  Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Vs co-habiting, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Self perceived healthshow  Self-perceived health
Smokingshow  Use of tobacco
Vigorous intensity pshysical activity per weekshow  Active involvement in sports